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Bachelor of Maori and Indigenous Studies (Te Ohoka)
Bachelor of Maori and Indigenous Studies (Te Ohoka)

Bachelor of Maori and Indigenous Studies (Te Ohoka)

  • ID:CPIT640140
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include:
  • 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects

As well as

  • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) and 12 credits Te Reo Maori Level 1 (or equivalent)
  • OR NZ3045 Te Pokaitaki Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) - NZ Cert in Te Reo Māori
  • OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 6.0 academic: speaking 5.5, reading 5.5, writing 5.5, listening 5.5.

Course Information

Gain the advantage with Te Reo Māori as the central platform for your career and personal development.

This degree has been designed to enable modern speakers of Te Reo Māori to realise their full personal and professional potential. Not only will you learn about the Māori language and culture, you'll also live it. Our aim is to provide you with a strong sense of self, advanced skills in written and spoken Te Reo Māori and an understanding of how you can make Te Reo Māori an important part of your future career, as well as how you can personally contribute to the advancement of our language.

While you continue your strong focus on Te Reo Māori, you'll also explore how to apply your knowledge and skills in areas of growth such as marketing, business management, health and sustainability. These pathways will culminate in a community and career-focused capstone research project at the end of your third year.

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Pathway Courses

  • You could further your studies with a postgraduate qualification.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate you'll have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written Te Reo Māori, plus additional specialist skills acquired through your elective choices, which you can apply to a range of career opportunities. These include marketing, business management, health, sustainability, Iwi development, communications, broadcasting, teaching, strategic advising, Māori research, tourism and administration.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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